You Can Now Get an Email Address

If you're a heavy user of Apple's iCloud service, you can now stake your claim for an email account ending in If, you know, you're bored (or incredibly and irrevocably spammed) on your Gmail or Hotmail or whatever else. Here's how, straight from the iOS 6 Beta 3 Release Notes: email addresses are now available for iCloud mail users. Users signing up for new Apple IDs, or enabling Mail on their iCloud account for the first time, will automatically receive an iCloud email address instead of a email address. iCloud users with addresses that have been used with iOS 6 beta 3 will receive an iCloud email address that matches their address.

So if you've already enabled Mail on your iCloud account, you'll have to either wait for iOS 6, or install the Beta, somehow. All in all, this isn't the biggest deal in the world—another dummy account to point your spammy services at, probably—but it cements iCloud as the foundation Apple is building its castle on. [Mac Rumors via Business Insider]